Luxury honeymoons tour operator Only Exclusive Travel has revealed the top 5 countries in the world for a honeymoon.
The number one choice for a honeymoon this year is the Seychelles. This is a collection of beautiful islands off the east coast of Africa. The rise in popularity for this destination is partly due to the royal honeymoon. Prince William and Kate Middleton spent their honeymoon at the exclusive North Island resort. The location has been described as an "Indian Ocean paradise" by the Guardian newspaper. The Seychelles boasts many world class resorts including the Banyan Tree and Fregate Island.
The Maldives is number 2 in the top 5 honeymoon destinations list this year. This is also a collection of tropical islands in the Indian Ocean. The Maldives has always been famous for perfect white sand beaches and remote, romantic getaways. There are even more resorts in the Maldives which are suitable for a luxury honeymoon. Some of the more popular ones include Soneva Fushi by Six Senses, Huvafen Fushi and Soneva Gili, also by Six Senses. Read more about Maldives Honeymoon here.
The third most popular honeymoon destination in 2012 has been Africa. Newlyweds are now more open to adventure holidays and this includes honeymoons. Africa is home to some of the best holiday destinations in the world such as Mozambique and Zanzibar. Visitors can swim with sharks, enjoy a safari adventure and spend some time on a beautiful beach.
Thailand is the fourth most popular honeymoon destination. It is easy to see why people love it so much. The country is rich in exotic culture and features some of the finest tropical islands in the south. Thailand in recent years has seen the emergence of many 5 star spa resorts. This is the perfect romantic holiday for a couple who want to be pampered with world class spa services. Resorts like Soneva Kiri and Yao Noi have become very popular in recent years with honeymooners. Read more about Thailand Honeymoon here.
Last but by no means least in this list of great honeymoon destinations is Mustique in the Caribbean. There is an old fashioned architecture in this part of the world which is charming and romantic. Luxury resorts like The Exclusive Villas of Mustique combine local designs with modern comforts. The beaches are world class and the service is world famous because of the friendly nature of the local workers.